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Publisher's Summary

Tony Banks and his comrades of the 2nd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment were highly trained, but nothing could prepare them for the intensity and ferocity of fighting to liberate the Falkland Islands.

Plunged into a war of night attacks and vicious close-quarters combat, Banks and his fellow soldiers' fierce bravery and determination saw them through the bloodiest conflict British troops had faced in decades. Seventeen men died at Goose Green, a hard-fought battle the paras came close to losing.

After the Falklands, Banks suffered years of debilitating combat stress, a battle only recently won when he met his former enemies and laid the demons to rest.

©2012 Tony Banks (P)2013 Hachette Digital

Critic Reviews

"[A] visceral, fast-paced, no-holds-barred autobiography . . . Strongly recommended" (Neil Faulkner, Military History Monthly)
"A vivid, thoughtful book" (Herald magazine)
"A harrowing first-hand account" (Daily Mirror)

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  • simon
  • 03-06-13

Fantastic

I really enjoyed this book...fascinating on many levels. This chap has had quite a journey!

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  • A P.
  • 10-17-17

Interesting

A bit too much about his care home business, but some interesting and worthwhile accounts of the conflict and it's aftermath.

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  • Tj Simpson
  • 04-17-15

What sort of Para would let this narrator live ??

What would have made Storming the Falklands better?

Dreadful. Sure TB a brave and determined chap but his story is more like Dr Finlay's casebook that a warry biopic. Anecdotal and Sugary. He must have written "Laddie" more times than anything outside of Come Home Lassie.<br/>The narrator is simply awful. He repeatedly pronounces the abbreviation for a general purpose machine gun as "gimpy". Anyone that has been anywhere near khaki knows it is pronounced with a "j" i.e. "jimpy". Not some S&M devotee from Pulp Fiction. Also pronounced Napalm with a short "a". <br/>Awful. I am getting my money/credit back.

What could Tony Banks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Got a ghost writer

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Annoying folksy jock that has never been anywhere near the army

What character would you cut from Storming the Falklands?

the author

Any additional comments?

Sack the narrator

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Mike
  • 01-14-15

Outstanding

Where does Storming the Falklands rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audiobook is one of my favourite to date! Great to listen too on a long drive!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Storming the Falklands?

I enjoyed the various viewpoints from both sides of the conflict.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The battle for Goose Green!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Very interesting listening to the effects of post traumatic stress disorder!

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  • Paul Uglow
  • 07-15-14

Gritty, real, inspiring, tragic,sad and honest.

If you could sum up Storming the Falklands in three words, what would they be?

I use five. Gritty, real, inspiring, tragic,sad and honest.

Have you listened to any of David Monteath’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Good, clear and you feel the emotion

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both, the shock of the after war casualty rates makes me think about our latest veterans, will we be able to help them ? I think I had better keep supporting the military charities with even more energy.

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A good listen about the life of a 50+ year old to date.

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  • Daniel
  • 02-07-14

Title doesn't match the content

Would you try another book written by Tony Banks or narrated by David Monteath?

No

What could Tony Banks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Written more about the Falklands not his family and friends that weren't relevant.

Would you be willing to try another one of David Monteath’s performances?

Yes if the reviews were good.

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